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6 months ago
Principal
Location: Gloucestershire
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Reservations & Sales
Category: Accounts and Administration Jobs
De Vere Cotswold Water Park

As one of the largest hotels in the Cotswold area, De Vere Cotswold Water Park hosts many fun and exciting weddings, events and meetings such as Alice in Wonderland themed dinners, theatrical conferences and Narnia themed events. We also boast four lakeside locations for our guests to eat and drink, a destination spa, 20+ meeting rooms and more than 300 bedrooms.

Our colleagues work closely together to ensure our guests receive fantastic service, every time, so we regularly say thank you by hosting colleague events such as "Fizz Fridays", pizza lunches, Easter Hunts, and regular free refreshments from the ice cream van during the summer. We can offer a range of exciting career opportunities across our wide and varied departments, including conference & events, restaurants, bars, kitchen, housekeeping, spa and leisure, front of house and maintenance, to just to name a few.

Director of Sales

What is the main purpose of the role?

As our Director of Sales, you will take responsibility for the achievement of the revenue target for the property by creating and implementing a cohesive and proactive Sales & Marketing plan. As a key member of the property’s Senior Management team, you will play an active role in the development of the hotel’s business plan, focussing on building long term, profitable client relationships to enable revenue growth and retention.

Acting as the Sales Ambassador, we are looking for someone to develop a thriving sales culture in the property by demonstrating your own flair and passion, while encouraging and developing your team to do the same.

The Ideal Candidate

Our perfect Director of Sales will be naturally confident, highly driven and have a focused and ambitious nature. You will have a proven track record of developing and winning new MICE business and significantly growing existing customers, and a strong understanding of the UK market, particularly the meeting and conferencing market, are also a necessity

The ideal candidate will also previously have worked within the hotel/hospitality sector and it is desirable that you have an understanding of Opera and Sales Force, and that you are familiar with the local M&E agency sector

Benefits:

* A competitive salary

* 33 days holiday each year, including bank holidays

* Hotel based incentive and recognition schemes

* Access to our Exclusively Yours, Voluntary Benefits portal, which includes discounts on some travel, leisure time activities, health, retail and motoring

* Discounted accommodation with competitive colleague rates at our other hotels

* Long service awards which increase with length of service

* Excellent training and development opportunities within the hotel, the Company and our online e-learning portal

* Financial rewards for delivering sensational service

* Free meals on duty

* Free uniform provided

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